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Irishman joins Wimbledon tennis match after offering advice to players from the stand

The hero the crowd wanted.

WE’RE AT THE business end of Wimbledon right now with Roger Federer and Marin Cilic going head to head in the men’s tomorrow.

But none of those massive matches will provide a comic moment like what happened in a match in the Ladies’ Invitation Doubles – the equivalent of the legends tournament – yesterday.

Kim Clijsters asked her teammate Rennae Stubbs whether she should serve wide or down the middle.

An Irish fan near the front row chimed in with his opinion of “body” – so Clijsters brought him on to the court to see if he could handle it

Source: Wimbledon/YouTube

“You said body? Why don’t you go there!”

doublesmatch2 Source: Wimbledon

As WicklowNews.net discovered, the man in question is Chris Quinn from Greystones.

So Clijsters’ opponents got him out of the stands and gave him a racquet

doublesmatch3 Source: Wimbledon

But there was only one problem: Wimbledon has a strict all-white clothing policy, and poor Chris was sporting a jaunty green tshirt with blue shorts.

So Clijsters got him a spare skirt out of her bag

doublesmatch4 Source: Wimbledon

And with a bit of help, he successfully got it on


Clijsters was literally falling on the floor laughing throughout


And eventually Chris was ready to go

doublesmatch7 Source: Wimbledon

And actually successfully returned the serve!

doublesmatch8 Source: Wimbledon

Fair play.

The video has been watched over 300,000 times on YouTube since yesterday.

And Chris is making headlines around the world as his antics continue to go viral

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doublesmatch Source: Yahoo

WicklowNews has a theory that Chris is leaving his mark on Wimbledon in more ways than one:

We are not sure and are open to correction but is Chris the first Wicklow man to play at Wimbledon and if you are wondering, Chris got to keep the skirt.

He got to keep the skirt? That’s good to know.

Great moment.

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Written by David Elkin and posted on DailyEdge.ie

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